Visit Wyoming, one of the least populated states in the U.S., to explore multiple mind-boggling natural attractions. From prairies and massive springs to valleys and rock formations, here are the 15 coolest Wyoming attractions.
1. Grand Teton National Park
Located just south of Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Teton National Park contains a plethora of jagged mountain peaks that tower above the ground, perfect for hikers and photographers alike.
2. Yellowstone National Park
The world’s first national Park, Yellowstone spans over 2,000,000 acres, contains an abundance of wildlife and plants, petrified forests, waterfalls, and the largest lake in North America.
3. National Elk Refuge
Primarily a winter habitat, the National Elk Refuge was established in the early 1900s for the conservation of elk, although it’s common to see bison, coyotes, bald eagles, and gray wolves.
4. Jackson Lake
Located in Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Lake was enlarged by the construction of a dam in 1911 and is primarily fed by Snake River.
5. Devils Tower
A national monument, Devils Tower sits over 1,200 feet above Wyoming’s plains. Discovered by Native Americans, this unique natural wonder is considered sacred by plains tribes.
6. Big Horn Canyon
Big Horn Canyon spans 55 miles and offers those who visit Wyoming a diverse landscape, from forest and desert to prairie and wetlands, with mountains, deep canyons, and a massive lake.
7. Old Faithful
Travelers visit Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful, a geyser, which has erupted every 35 to 120 minutes of the park’s recorded history.
8. Bison in Yellowstone
Once nearly extinct, bison are the largest land mammal located in America. Historically, Yellowstone has been their home since prehistoric times and now houses the nation’s largest population.
9. Grand Prismatic Spring
Located in the Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in America. The rainbow of colors is created by bacteria and reflect the temperature of the water.
10. Medicine Bow National Forest
Covering almost 2.9 million acres, this forest spans from central Colorado to Wyoming. It contains mountain ranges, grasslands, and crystal clear streams.
11. Absaroka Range
A member of the Central Rocky Mountain Chain, the Absaroka Range is the largest individual mountain range in the Rockies. The Wyoming section is complex range composed of volcanic breccia.
12. Old Trail Town
Visit Wyoming to take a step back into the 1890s in Old Trail Town, where visitors can experience the real old west. It’s been voted the best tourist attraction and historical site.
13. Snake River
Known for clear waters, unique geology, a large variety of wildlife, and an array of adventures, Snake River is located in Yellowstone and is widely popular each summer.
14. Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs, one of Yellowstone’s unique attractions and only major thermal area, has formed over centuries of hot water bubbling from the ground.
15. Jackson Hole
The Jackson Hole is surrounded by mountains on each side, some of which are snowcapped all year. The valley is 48 miles long and contains the tallest peaks in Wyoming.
Visit Wyoming, home of the coolest natural wonders in the world perfect for nature-lovers!